EVANGILICAL – 9 DAYS

Day 1: We welcome you at the Airport through our representative

Start your Holy Land experience by sightseeing in Tel Aviv and Jaffa.
Visit Old Jaffa with its Ancient Sea Port, as well the House of Simon the Tanner where Peter had a vision.
Walk through the ancient streets of Jaffa, check out the small artists’ shops and studios, and feel like you are walking in a charm Middle Eastern ancient city.
Get to know the fascinating history of the city while walking in the picturesque alleys. Finish your day by ‘joining’ the declaration of Israel in the Independence Hall in Rothschild Street.
Overnight: Tel Aviv 1 night

Day 2: Haifa, Meggido, Mount Tabor

Open your eyes to the sight of a relaxing view of the Mediterranean Sea.
Drive to Haifa, the third city in Israel, and the maritime gate of the north of Israel.
Visit Muhraka on Mount Carmel. From the top of the mountain, you will see the site where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al and enjoy the magnificent view of the Jezreel Valley.
Drive along with the beautiful Panoramic view of the Haifa Bay, visit the Baha’i Gardens a Unesco Heritage site – World Center of the Baha’i denomination and the German Colony.
We then proceeded to Megiddo, a very strategic city formerly occupied by the Canaanites, located on the international trade route which connected Egypt to Mesopotamia. King Solomon made this one of his fortified cities. Meggido, known also as Armageddon, was also an important site during the Divided Kingdom period in the days of Ahab, King of Israel. Ahab accomplished an amazing engineering feat of tunneling through solid rock down to the water supply.                                                                                                                                          Visit Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Visit the Church of Transfiguration.
Drive to Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Overnight: Tiberias for 3 nights

Day 3: Nazareth, Cana

Discover The Land Where Jesus Spent most of His Life!

Open your eyes to the sight of the magical shores of the Sea of Galilee. Take a Boat Ride like ancient times.
Drive to Nazareth and view the city from Mount of Precipice, visit the Church of Annunciation, Church Saint Joseph Carpenter, and Mary’s Well – the only source of water in ancient Nazareth, that still the same from Jesus time. Drive to Cana, the village is famous for being the site of Jesus First Miracle, the transformation of water into wine at a wedding feast, you will visit the Wedding Church. Here, couples will have the opportunity to renew their marriage vows.
Drive back to the hotel.

Day 4: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Banyas

Spend the whole day on the Biblical shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Start the day on the Mount of Beatitudes to recall the “Sermon on the Mount” Go down by foot (optional) to the shore, which was probably Jesus walk, enjoy the view, and recall some of Jesus’s most famous world, inspired by these surroundings. Visit Tabgha, the site of Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, and see the beautiful Byzantine mosaic floor of the Church of Multiplications and the Mensa Christi Church.
Continue to Capernaum to see the town that Jesus chose as his home, the ministry of Jesus. Drive through the Hula Valley to discover the most beautiful Ornithological Park in the Middle East. Continue to Banyas, one of the main water sources of the Jordan River and Caesarea Philippi is another beautiful National Park.                                                                                                                                                                          Drive back to the hotel.

Day 5: Jordan River, Masada, Dead Sea

Start the morning by heading south. Our first stop will be at the Baptism site “Yardenit”, situated at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.                                                                                                                                                                    Drive south through the Jordan Valley to Jericho the most ancient, and view Mount of Temptation. “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil” (Matt. 4:1).                                                                                                                                                                Continue south to visit Masada Fortress. Ascend by cable car, take a walking tour of the fortress, and learn why the site became a symbol of Jewish heroism.
Continue to the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Experience floating on the Dead Sea and cover yourself with healthy mud. Drive to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem 4 nights

Day 6: Old City of Jerusalem

Discover Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus!

Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Walk down the Mount of Olives and see the old Jewish cemetery, then continue to the Garden of Gethsemane. Walk through the Old City of Jerusalem and visit the Pool of Bethesda at the Saint Anna Church. Continue through the Ecce Homo Arch which marks the beginning of Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa,  then Lithostrotos (Gabbatha in Aramaic) is thought by Christians to be the place of the trial of Jesus before his crucifixion to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Mount Zion, including the Tomb of David and the Room of the Last Supper.
Walk through the Jewish Quarter to see the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), and the “Cardo Maximus”, a Roman street, walk through the stones that layed by the Romans.
Finish your day with a visit to the Hasmonean aqueduct tunnel in Armon Hanatziv.                                                                                                Drive back to the hotel.

Day 7: Jerusalem

Start your day with a visit to the Israeli Parliament – the Knesset, and view the large Menorah at its entrance.
Visit a Model of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, in the version restored and enlarged by Herod the Great.
Continue to “Yad Vashem”, the Memorial Museum for the victims of the Holocaust and afterward walk through Mount Herzl  “Mount of Remembrance”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Drive back to the hotel.

Day 8: Jerusalem

The day starts with a visit to the Grand Synagogue of Jerusalem, which is dedicated to the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust, as well as Israel’s fallen in the 1948 War of Independence.
Visit the new Evangelical Museum – “Friends of Zion Museum” is a museum in downtown Jerusalem that celebrates non-Jewish Zionists and their contribution to Israel.
Walk along the Promenade popularly known in Hebrew as “the Tayelet” – actually comprises several walkways: the Walter and Elise Haas Promenade, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Promenade, and the Gabriel Sherover Promenade. From the heights of these landscaped walkways and parks, you can enjoy the full splendor of the city of Jerusalem spread out at your feet.
Visit the Garden Tomb, which was unearthed in 1867 and is considered by some Christians to be the site of the Burial and Resurrection of Jesus.
Return to the Old City of Jerusalem for free time, walk in the old market, relaxing and praying.

Day 9: Departure to Ben Gurion Airport for international flight back home

Say “farewell” and remember…

you are very welcome anytime!

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